14 must-have life skills for teens
Don't let your child leave for college without mastering these key life skills!
Beware for-profit colleges
Many for-profit colleges aren’t worth the tuition — or the debt your teen will walk away with.
Why are so many college students returning home?
Kids are applying to college, getting in, and beginning freshman year — and then dropping out in record numbers. Here are the top reasons why.
13 signs of scholarship scams
Keep your teen's scholarship-seeking on track and your financial information safe by watching out for these red flags.
Is taking a gap year the new redshirting?
Years ago, parents struggled over when their kids would be socially, emotionally, and cognitively ready for kindergarten. Now it's a similar question, but about leaving for college.
Visiting colleges — even when you can’t go in person
College visits are an essential part of the application process. Use these tips to make these visits happen — even if you can’t afford to be there in person.
The 5 best college admissions books
Here are our top picks for books that lead you through the college admissions process. (And don’t panic, they’re all relatively fast and fun reads.)
The new SAT
With the biggest revision in three decades and a new suite of free online test prep tools, the new SAT is a different experience.
Straight-A students in remedial classes — unprepared by their high schools to succeed in college
High schoolers do the hard work to reach their dream of attending college only to find themselves in remedial classes because high school left them unprepared.
The "best" high school?
Why the most competitive high school may not be right for your teen.
Minority students and STEM
Local program with links to UC Berkeley and Stanford strives to close STEM achievement gap.
Why is algebra so important?
Algebra is known as a gatekeeper subject, so when should your child take it?
Ten ways to jump-start college planning
Help your child take the right steps to prepare for college — starting now.
What parents and students need to know about federal vs. private student loans
Here are four big reasons to choose federal student loans over private loans (when you can).
Cool careers spotlight: photography director
Lights! Camera! Action! Working in the film industry is a dream job for many teenagers. It’s creative, complex, and emotionally expressive — and it's in high demand.
Cool careers spotlight: web developer
Being self-motivated and staying abreast of the latest programming languages are crucial for this in-demand career that's projected to grow 27 percent between 2014 and 2024.